ClickClack Storage Containers

ClickClack Storage Containers

I don’t know how many of you buy items in the bulk foods section of the grocery store or health foods store, but I do all the time. For one thing products are usually cheaper when purchased this way and it’s also environmentally friendly because so much less packaging is used. My pantry looked like a chaotic mess, though, with all those plastic bags held closed with green twist ties! I also had trouble keeping track of what I had and what I’d run out of since I couldn’t easily tell what was in all those plastic bags piled on top of each other. All of this changed, however, when I purchased my first round of ClickClack storage containers at Marshall’s. They proved to be a great investment and really helped me get my pantry under control and in a condition that allows me to find things when I need them. Since Marshalls did not have any more, I puchased two additional sets of containers through Amazon but had to pay full price. These containers are not cheap but they are sturdy and occupy space much more efficiently than round cannisters. They are also airtight so if you live in an area prolific with bugs, you will love these. You can see from the picture below how well they stack and how well you can see exactly what is in each one. These are a great investment and I plan on purchasing a few more for the brown sugar and confectioners sugar that are still in those pesky plastic bags with twist ties!

Sugar & Flour Storage

Organized Pantry

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2 Responses to “ClickClack Storage Containers”
  1. Dawn Beye says:

    I agree on the pros of bulk foods. And those containers are great!

    However, I also wanted to share a word of warning about certain bulk foods. Anything in bulk that does not come from an automatic dispenser, should not be purchased. Before transplant I was told to never use bulk foods because of potential contamination and also because the freshness/expiration date is unknown. If access to the product is with scoops, tongs or any other access by hand, contamination is more likely. Especially when the bins are at child level.

    Dr. Oz did a show on the dangers of food sold from bins awhile back. He found all kinds of things mixed in with the food – the most common being broken off fake fingernails. They also video-taped people who were accessing baked goods, and other products from bins. The majority used their hands, rather than the tongs or the waxed paper sheets. Some would handle food, then put it back.

    So just a heads up on bulk food safety concerns. If you can wash the product thoroughly or will be boiling it (such as with dry beans and grains), it should be safe enough. Otherwise, be on the safe side.

    • faithfulfoodie says:

      Thanks for the heads-up on this issue, Dawn. Fortunately, the store I shop at has the automatic dispensers so people can’t put their hands in the product!!

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